Tuesday, September 25, 2012

SEPTEMBER BLOG CHALLENGE @ PTI

Papertrey Ink has a Blog challenge to use felt and or fabric as a wrap for a gift!  This should get you started thinking about Christmas.



One of my September purchases from PTI is the Beautiful Beads die...I love it and Nichole Heady of PTI has a very informative tutorial on how to achieve the best results using this die.  I never ever thought I'd be making jewelry, but I tell you I love how this first bracelet turned out.

For my hand made beads I used very thin old paper from a no longer used Thesaurus (actually I believe I purchased it from a resale shop for $1.00 while on a weekend trip to Northern Michigan). I used Swarovski crystal beads and a silver closure.  (We happen to have a fabulous Dollar store in our area and they carry a large selection of Swarovski beads for..ta da...$1.00 a pack.  I love the way they add sparkle!

Anyhow here is my package, first is the adorable bracelet that I made, oops it's late at night and the background color is suppose to be white.



Here's a close up of one of the hand made beads, I think they're adorable!



Here it is attached to a little card to be placed inside the decorated bag.  I punched two holes and tied the bracelet with red/white baker's twine to the card, also stamped the Christmas tree to carry through the theme also the back of the card could be stamped with a "To and From".





Finally to the white paper bag, I added a die cut Christmas tree from green felt material sprinkled with some silver sprinkles and stamped with a sentiment from one of PTI's newer stamp releases. I also used the new tissue paper die with red paper to match the sentiment ink.


I can't tell you how excited I am about these "Beautiful Bead " dies, so much fun to make, I already know several people I'll be making them for.

Thanks for looking, would love to hear your comments.
Nancy

9 comments:

artful-notions said...

Nancy, your bracelet is gorgeous. Especially loved your detailing and the dangle near the clasp. You packaged it perfectly. Sparkles and bling, what could be better?

Nance Leedy said...

Look at you making jewelry, This is fabulous, Mom! I love your handmade beads especially out of the newsprint paper--B&W, goes with everything, right?! You've added just the right amount of sparkle and your packaging is beautiful!! Oh I hope to see one of these in my Christmas stocking! xoxo

Leigh said...

Pretty bracelet and packaging! That die really adds something to the tissue paper!

Cindy H. said...

Beautiful bracelet and lovely presentation!

Diane - oliverdi@att.net said...

Nancy.... who'd a thunk? NOW you're making jewelry too!!!
How cute is that!
I have watched several bead videos but NEVER in a million years did I think of making any jewelry. YOU now have past me up as the CRAFT CRAZED Master!
I can't wait to see it up close and your tag and bag are ADORABLE.
Hugs

Jacquie Southas said...

love the whole package! The bracelet is sweet & love the sparkles on the felt tree!

MARIE C said...

DID YOU RECEIVE MY COMMENT?
FROM MARIE COPPINS?

MARIE COPPINS said...

I GUESS YOU DIDN'T RECEIVE IT
I SAID, YOU ARE NOW INTO BEADING? IT IS BEAUTIFUL, AND THE BAG AND HOW DID YOU MAKE THE LEAVES STICKING OUT? THE PRESENTATION AND THE GIFT IS SO NICE




















~amy~ said...

super fun gift!